June 10th, 2011
12:16 PM ET

Tracy Morgan apologizes for homophobic rant

Tracy Morgan's character on the hit show "30 Rock" is often taken to task by his boss for insensitive remarks, and now the actor finds himself in hot water over homophobic remarks.

According to Jezebel, Morgan went into a rant during a comedy show on June 3 in Nashville, Tennessee, and reportedly made several anti-gay statements including saying  "how he'd stab his son to death if he said he was gay."

The site links out to a note on the Facebook page of Kevin Rogers titled "Why I No Longer Like Tracy Morgan" in which Rogers details what he said happened at the show. FULL POST

MTV cancels 'Skins'
June 10th, 2011
12:08 PM ET

MTV cancels 'Skins'

Surprise, surprise: MTV’s controversial show “Skins” won’t be back for a second season.

The program was adapted from the hit U.K. version, and the network says that it just never caught on stateside.

“‘Skins’ is a global television phenomenon that, unfortunately, didn’t connect with a U.S. audience as much as we had hoped,” MTV said in a statement to Deadline. “We admire the work that the series’ creator Bryan Elsley did in adapting the show for MTV, and appreciate the core audience that embraced it.”

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Alec Baldwin: Weiner's just a busy, modern man
June 10th, 2011
11:15 AM ET

Alec Baldwin: Weiner's just a busy, modern man

As U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner deals with the fallout from his lewd-photo debacle, Alec Baldwin is offering his take on the fiasco.

In a piece on the Huffington Post, the “30 Rock” star explains that Weiner, who admitted to sexting with women outside of his marriage, is likely a busy guy who's living in a “pressure cooker of self-analysis and public appraisal” because of his chosen profession. As a result, Baldwin says, he’s got to do something “to take the edge off.”

“For high functioning men like Weiner and other officials who have lived through such scandals, who are constantly on the go, that leaves one tried and true source of a reliable high,” Baldwin writes. “The affirmation that comes when someone lets you know they want to sleep with you. Or even cyber-sleep with you. This is sex for many people now.”

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Feeling nostalgic: 12 TV theme songs you loved
June 10th, 2011
09:48 AM ET

Feeling nostalgic: 12 TV theme songs you loved

Andrew Gold, who’s responsible for the 1970s hit “Lonely Boy” - which was featured in flicks like “Boogie Nights” and “The Waterboy” - died on June 3.

The 59-year-old singer-songwriter also penned “Thank You for Being a Friend,” the song that introduced NBC’s “The Golden Girls” throughout the show’s seven seasons. Not only is “Thank You for Being a Friend” easily recognized as the sitcom’s theme song, it also tends to get stuck in your head - the true test of a genius opening tune.

In what proved to be a truly daunting task, we narrowed down a list of about 50 memorable TV show theme songs to the 12 listed below:

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Filed under: Betty White • Music • television
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